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baby bottle sterilizer kit

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1987.9.1 a-gg
Description
Baby bottle sterilizer kit with yellow plastic base (a) with heating / sterilizing element with two prong electric cord and white plastic cover (b); white plastic grid style bottle rack (c) can hold up to eight (8) bottles (e-k) has a separate grid (d) to fit over top of rack handle for bottle caps…
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Accession Number
1987.9.1 a-gg
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Description
Baby bottle sterilizer kit with yellow plastic base (a) with heating / sterilizing element with two prong electric cord and white plastic cover (b); white plastic grid style bottle rack (c) can hold up to eight (8) bottles (e-k) has a separate grid (d) to fit over top of rack handle for bottle caps (l-u), liners and nipples (dd-ff) to be sterilized; kit contains seven (7) transparent Curity brand glass baby bottles with ten (10) cream plastic screw on bottle caps, eight (8) cream and yellow plastic cap seals and three (3) dark brown rubber bottle nipples; white plastic cover fits on base; instructions for use on underside of base; paper instruction manual (gg); Note: instruction manual missing 15 Nov 2016; one bottle and five nipples missing to create a full set.
Number Of Parts
26
Part Names
a – base
b – cover
c – bottle rack
d – accessories rack
e-k – bottle
l-u –cap
v-cc –cap seal
dd-ff - niple
gg - instruction manual
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. W. T. W. Clarke.
Maker
Hankscraft (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1970
Material
plastic: yellow; white
glass: transparent
rubber: brown
paper: white
ink: black; red; blue
Inscriptions
On top of case: "HANKSCRAFT"; embossed on bottles: "CURITY // SURE GRIP // CUBIC CENTIMETERS 50 100 250 200 227 // OUNCES 1-8"; embossed on bottle lids and liners "Curity"; on bottom of base unit: "HANKSCRAFT // Model 972 AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC // STERILIZER // 1. POUR WATER (TERMINAL METHOD - 6 OZS., REGULAR ME- // THOD 8 OZS.) INTO EITHER END OF BOILING SECTION MAR- // KED "FILL HERE". PLACE LOADED BOTTLE RACK IN BASE. PUT ON COVER, AND PLUG INTO ELECTRICAL OUTLET. CUR- // RENT WILL SHUT OFF AUTOMATICALLY WHEN ALL WATER // HAS TURNED TO STEAM. (TIME WILL VARY ACCORDING TO // WATER HARDNESS.) TWENTY MINUTES ENSURES COMPLETE // TERMINAL STERILIZATION. IF CURRENT SHUTS OFF IN LESS // THAN TWENTY MINUTES USE 1 OZ. MORE WATER. (IF YOUR // UNIT DOES NOT SHUT OFF IN 45 MINUTES, ADD A SMALL // PINCH OF BAKING SODA. ALLOW ANOTHER HOUR FOR // COOLING AFTER STERILIZER HAS SHUT OFF. // 2. DISCONNECT FROM CIRCUIT, AND REMOVE THE COVER. FOR // SAFE STORAGE, PLACE BOTTLE RACK AND FEEDINGS IN // REFRIGERATOR. // 3. RINSE BOILING SECTION UNDER TAP AFTER EACH USE // 115 VOLTS A.C. ONLY // 7.5 AMPS OR LESS // MADE IN CANADA BY // HANKSCRAFT (CANADA) LTD. TORONTO // CANADIAN PATENT NO. 765,151 U.S. PATENT NO. 3,347,618"; on nipples: "PYRAMID RUBBER CO. RAVENNA. O. EVENFLO PAT. U. S. & CAN.; "EVENFLO PRODUCTS RAVENNA. O. PAT. U. S. & CAN. MADE IN U.S.A."; printed on instruction manual: "baby bottle // STERILIZER"; line drawing of steriliizer.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a – base – Length 33.0 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Depth 9.0 cm
b – cover – Length 33.0 cm x Width 15.8 cm x Depth 22.2 cm
c – bottle rack – Length 26.0 cm x Width 13.2 cm x Depth 22.8 cm
d – accessories rack – Length 23.2 cm x Width 11.6 cm Depth 2.5 cm
e-k – bottle – Length 16.2 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
l-u – cap - Diam. 4.6 cm
v-cc – cap seal - Diam. 3.8 cm
dd-ff – nipple - Diam. 3.8 cm
gg - instruction manual
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber cord is brittle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US3347618-0.png
Research Facts
Bought by the donor to sterilize bottles for visiting grandchildren.
Citing patent: US3347618; Filing date: Apr 6, 1964; Publication date: Oct 17, 1967; Applicant: Hankscraft Canada Ltd; Title: Sterilizer.
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baby bottle nipple adaptor

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
010020263
Description
Nipple adaptor for a baby bottle; circular piece of pink plastic, slightly domed with a circular cut-out in midde at top; one half with raised, rounded wall around cut-out; small bumps around rest of cut-out
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Accession Number
010020263
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Infant Nutrition
Description
Nipple adaptor for a baby bottle; circular piece of pink plastic, slightly domed with a circular cut-out in midde at top; one half with raised, rounded wall around cut-out; small bumps around rest of cut-out
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa). Original donor: Dr. Wallace F. Walford from Perth, Ontario.
Site Made (State)
Texas
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
plastic: pink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-10
Dimension Notes
Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
In good condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Wallace F. Walford
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008.
This adaptor for a baby's bottle was invented by an American dentist from Texas who spoke in Montreal around 1938; he was concerned about the bottles of the time, which were just long tubes through which the baby sucked; he believed they were causing infants to have dental problems later in life; he designed this adaptor to recreate more closely a baby naturally breastfeeding, where the baby uses more jaw motions to drink milk; unfortunately his product did not take off as bottle companies began to change their design almost immediately afterward.
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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1987.12.2 a-e
Description
Six panel pale blue opaque plastic bottle with manufacturer's name and measurements (metric and imperial) embossed on it; threaded neck to attach rubber nipple, screw cap and cap liner seal; bilingual (English, French) instructions printed on a cardboard sleeve fitted over the bottle.
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Accession Number
1987.12.2 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Feeding Methods
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Description
Six panel pale blue opaque plastic bottle with manufacturer's name and measurements (metric and imperial) embossed on it; threaded neck to attach rubber nipple, screw cap and cap liner seal; bilingual (English, French) instructions printed on a cardboard sleeve fitted over the bottle.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a – bottle
b – nipple
c – screw cap
d - cap seal disk
e - cardboard sleeve
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Museum purchase.
Maker
Evenflo Canada Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brantford
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Date Remarks
Purchase date 1987
Material
plastic: blue; white
rubber: brown
paper: white
ink: red, tan
Inscriptions
Printed on cardboard sleeve: "evenflo // Plastic // Nurser // Guaranteed // Boilable // 8 oz 227 ml // opposite panel with same detail in French // FOR FEEDING: Shoulder of // nipple should be pushed up // through cap ring. Screw cap // ring on bottle medium tight. // Slow down flow of milk by // tightening. // CAUTION: Do not heat in // microwave oven. // This nurser has been made // slightly oversized to allow // for shrinkage caused by // hospital autoclaving or // home hot water sterilization. // Volumetric graduations will // become reasonably accu - // rate and remain so there - // after. Washing with harsh // detergents may cause // nurser to crack. // Inspect nipples frequently. // Replace when soft, sticky or // swollen. Do not put nipples // in microwave oven. // repeat instructions in French // IMPORTED BY // evenflo // CANADA INC. // BRANTFORD, ONTARIO N3T 5V7 // 58679 00006"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a – bottle - Length 16.3 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
b – nipple – Height 4.0 cm x Diam. 3.9 cm
c – screw cap - Height 1.5 cm x Diam. 4.6 cm
d - cap seal disk - Height 0.6 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
e - cardboard sleeve (flattened): Length 12.0 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Never used
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
1987.12.1
Research Facts
This bottle is also made in opaque pink plastic and clear glass; it is a standard shape that is largely being superseded by the Playtex System of disposable bottle bags (see 1987.12.1).
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Tuffy baby feeding bottle

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Dates
1910
1925
circa 1910 - 1925
Category
Pediatrics
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014005008
Description
Translucent blue glass cylindrical bottle with two flat faces; without closure or feeding nipple; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005008
Category
Pediatrics
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Description
Translucent blue glass cylindrical bottle with two flat faces; without closure or feeding nipple; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Brockway
Site Made (City)
Brockwayville
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1925
circa 1910 - 1925
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent blue
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle, two faces have different measurement lines with labelled values, on another face: "COLD-PROOF" on another face: "HEAT-PROOF" on the other two faces: "TUFFY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D
Length
16.7
Width
5.9
Depth
4.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches on exterior of bottle by the one ounce line
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Brockway Machine Bottle Co. and Brockway Glass Co. Society for Historical Archaeology
Research Facts
From its opening in 1907, the Brockway Machine Bottle Co. was a product of the mechanized era. As the name implies, the company was formed to manufacture bottles by machine.
Initially, of course, Brockway only made wide-mouth bottles by semiautomatic machines, but the plant installed narrow-mouth machines in the early 1920's.
Brockway became one of the leading bottle producers in the U.S. and finally merged with the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in 1988.
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How to Name the Baby [advertising booklet]

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Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880-1890
Collection
London Regional Children's Museum Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
006037001
Description
Advertising booklet; 32-page softcover booklet with sewn binding; white pages printed with black ink; title and drawing of a baby holding a rattle on front; list of girls' and boys' names with descriptive words beside them inside, interspersed with articles advertising a variety of medical remedies…
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Accession Number
006037001
Collection
London Regional Children's Museum Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Advertising booklet; 32-page softcover booklet with sewn binding; white pages printed with black ink; title and drawing of a baby holding a rattle on front; list of girls' and boys' names with descriptive words beside them inside, interspersed with articles advertising a variety of medical remedies, including Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild Strawberry, Hagyard's Yellow Oil and Pectoral Balsam, National Pills, and Freeman's Anthelmintic Worm Powders; includes poems, songs and stories related to the medicines and letters from happy customers; advertisement for Burdock Blood Bitters, with manufacturer and address on back
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the London Regional Children's Museum, London, Ontario
Maker
T. Milburn & Co
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880-1890
Date Remarks
Dates printed in artefact
Material
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "HOW TO NAME // THE // BABY"; printed on back: "Multum in Parbo. // THE CLIMAX OF MEDICAL DISCOVERY // Burdock Blood Bitters. // THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER, // System Renovator and Tonic. // CURES ALL DISEASES OF THE BLOOD, LIVER AND KIDNEYS. // RESTORES AND BUILDS UP THE SYSTEM WHEN BROKEN DOWN // AND DEBILITATED BY DISEASE. // For Sale by all Druggists and Dealers. // PRICE ONE DOLLAR PER BOTTLE. // T. MILBURN & CO., // 31 Church Street, - - Toronto. // GENERAL AGENTS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover is yellowed with some brown marks; paper worn at binding
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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infant feeding bottle

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
016001058
Description
Clear glass 'turtle' shaped infant feeding bottle with rounded bottom and angled neck for cork or rubber teat closure; visible mould line around edges; hand blown glass; front flat area with embossed measurement gradations on front.
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Accession Number
016001058
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Infant Care
Infant Food
Nursing Care
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Clear glass 'turtle' shaped infant feeding bottle with rounded bottom and angled neck for cork or rubber teat closure; visible mould line around edges; hand blown glass; front flat area with embossed measurement gradations on front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
16.4 cm
Width
9.0 cm
Depth
7.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows wear and interior with minor residue
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents Book Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E. M. Allison, 1997.; American Collectors of Infant Feeders
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
Names associated with this item include: baby bottle, nurser, infant nursing bottle, antique baby bottles, glass baby Bottles, milk bottles, Victorian, Victorian baby, Victorian baby feeding bottle
The design of glass baby feeding bottles from 1860-1900 were hard to clean due to the glass screw or cork closures and long rubber tubes ending with rubber teats. This bottle design allowed the infant to self-feed.
This innovation freed the mother from the hassle and discomfort of nursing and wearing a nursing corset, and allowed her the opportunity to tend to her other chores (this was particularly useful for those members of the middle to lower classes who needed to work). A contributing factor to the deadly growth of bacteria throughout the bottle design was that these bottles were not sterilized, only washed every two or three weeks.
This lack of sanitation allowed for deadly bacteria to flourish, and lead to doctors condemning the use of these bottles – now nicknamed ‘Murder Bottles’ – as they contributed to the high infant mortality rates of the late 1800s (only two out of ten babies would survived until two years of age).
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infant feeding bottle

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Dates
1891
1910
circa 1891-1910
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
016001059
Description
Purple tinged clear glass 'turtle' shaped infant feeding bottle with rounded bottom and angled neck for cork or rubber teat closure; visible mould line around edges; hand blown glass; front flat area with embossed product name; measurement gradations on front cork in valve opening with minor miss…
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Accession Number
016001059
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Infant Care
Infant Food
Nursing Care
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Purple tinged clear glass 'turtle' shaped infant feeding bottle with rounded bottom and angled neck for cork or rubber teat closure; visible mould line around edges; hand blown glass; front flat area with embossed product name; measurement gradations on front cork in valve opening with minor missing glass around edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1891
1910
circa 1891-1910
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on feeder: "FLUID OUNCES // THE BEST // PAT. SEP 1. 91 // THE GOTHAM CO. N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
17.5 cm
Width
9.0 cm
Depth
6.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cork shows wear and missing minor amount; interior with minor residue
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents Book Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E. M. Allison, 1997.; American Collectors of Infant Feeders
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
Names associated with this item include: baby bottle, nurser, infant nursing bottle, antique baby bottles, glass baby Bottles, milk bottles, Victorian, Victorian baby, Victorian baby feeding bottle
The design of glass baby feeding bottles from 1860-1900 were hard to clean due to the glass screw or cork closures and long rubber tubes ending with rubber teats. This bottle design allowed the infant to self-feed.
This innovation freed the mother from the hassle and discomfort of nursing and wearing a nursing corset, and allowed her the opportunity to tend to her other chores (this was particularly useful for those members of the middle to lower classes who needed to work). A contributing factor to the deadly growth of bacteria throughout the bottle design was that these bottles were not sterilized, only washed every two or three weeks.
This lack of sanitation allowed for deadly bacteria to flourish, and lead to doctors condemning the use of these bottles – now nicknamed ‘Murder Bottles’ – as they contributed to the high infant mortality rates of the late 1800s (only two out of ten babies would survived until two years of age).
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infant feeding bottle

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14440
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
016001060 a-b
Description
Two piece clear glass 'turtle' shaped infant feeding bottle (a) with separate clear glass screw (b) with centre hole for rubber tube, tube missing; squared off bottom with angled neck threaded to receive screw closure; visible mould line around edges; hand blown glass; front flat area with embosse…
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Accession Number
016001060 a-b
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Infant Care
Infant Food
Nursing Care
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Two piece clear glass 'turtle' shaped infant feeding bottle (a) with separate clear glass screw (b) with centre hole for rubber tube, tube missing; squared off bottom with angled neck threaded to receive screw closure; visible mould line around edges; hand blown glass; front flat area with embossed product name.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - screw
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on feeder: "IMPROVED // FEEDING BOTTLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
a - 15.7 cm
b - 3.1 cm
Width
a - 10.0 cm
Depth
a - 7.5 cm
Diameter
b - 3.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents Book Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E. M. Allison, 1997.; American Collectors of Infant Feeders
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
Names associated with this item include: baby bottle, nurser, infant nursing bottle, antique baby bottles, glass baby Bottles, milk bottles, Victorian, Victorian baby, Victorian baby feeding bottle
The design of glass baby feeding bottles from 1860-1900 were hard to clean due to the glass screw or cork closures and long rubber tubes ending with rubber teats. This bottle design allowed the infant to self-feed.
This innovation freed the mother from the hassle and discomfort of nursing and wearing a nursing corset, and allowed her the opportunity to tend to her other chores (this was particularly useful for those members of the middle to lower classes who needed to work). A contributing factor to the deadly growth of bacteria throughout the bottle design was that these bottles were not sterilized, only washed every two or three weeks.
This lack of sanitation allowed for deadly bacteria to flourish, and lead to doctors condemning the use of these bottles – now nicknamed ‘Murder Bottles’ – as they contributed to the high infant mortality rates of the late 1800s (only two out of ten babies would survived until two years of age).
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infant feeding bottle

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
016001063 a-d
Description
Clear glass 'banana' style 'Grip-tight' infant feeder (a) with open ends for rubber teat (c) and rubber valve (d) at opposite ends in original product box (b); orange rubber valve and teat with stamped product name; box with drawing of naked infant on pillow and bottle sowing placement of teat and …
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Accession Number
016001063 a-d
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Infant Care
Infant Food
Nursing Care
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Clear glass 'banana' style 'Grip-tight' infant feeder (a) with open ends for rubber teat (c) and rubber valve (d) at opposite ends in original product box (b); orange rubber valve and teat with stamped product name; box with drawing of naked infant on pillow and bottle sowing placement of teat and valve includes instructions.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - rubber teat
d - ruber valve
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Maker
Grip-tight
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
glass: transparent
paper: white
ink: turquoise, ornage, yellow, black
rubber: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "Grip-tight"; printed on box: "Grip-tight / FEEDER // fluid ounces // HEAT STERILISING in the following way will not harm the bottle: place // the feeder in a saucepan of cold // water, which should then be boiled for about five minutes. // FEEDTEATS and VALVES // ARE EXCEPTIONALLY LONG LASTING // AWARDED DIPLOMA OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HYGIENE // Atomspheric and other influences may effect the sizes and the functioning of the // feed hole in the teat and the air vent in the valve. // If the food does not flow satisfactorily, remove the valve periodically for a few moments to admit air, but if this is not effective enlarge the feed hole in the following way: // Fix the teat on a feeder which then place on a table; secure a cork on the eye end of a thin needle, the point of which should be then made red-hot; quickly and // carefully insert the red-hot point into the hole of the teat and withdraw promptly. // the bottle shoudl be kept steady and the right arm holding the needle should // be supported on some object of convenient height and size. // MADE IN ENGLAND // COMPLETE // WITH TEAT // AND VALVE"; printed on rubber items: "Grip-tight // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
a - 18.6 cm
b - 19.3 cm
c - 4.3 cm
d - 2.3 cm
Width
a - 7.8 cm
b - 7.0 cm
Depth
a - 5.6 cm
b - 7.0 cm
Diameter
c - 2.0 cm
d - 2.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents Book Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E. M. Allison, 1997.; American Collectors of Infant Feeders
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
Names associated with this item include: baby bottle, nurser, infant nursing bottle, antique baby bottles, glass baby Bottles, milk bottles, Victorian, Victorian baby, Victorian baby feeding bottle
Though the ‘Murder Bottle’ design of early glass and rubber infant feeders were unsanitary was outlawed by Buffalo, New York by 1897, they continued to be bought and used widely into the 1920s. A new elongated baby bottle with openings on both end of the bottle was created in 1894 called the ‘Banana Bottle’ or ‘The Allenbury Feeder’ that was easier to clean. It has been referred to as a ‘saviour’ due to it being the most hygienic bottle design on the market at the time, and was used into the 1950s.
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infant feeding bottle

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
016001061 a-b
Description
Two piece clear glass 'turtle' shaped infant feeding bottle (a) with separate clear glass screw (b) with centre hole for rubber tube, tube missing; squared off bottom with angled neck threaded to receive screw; visible mould line around edges; embossed lines to indicate mesurements in tablespoons …
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Accession Number
016001061 a-b
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Infant Care
Infant Food
Nursing Care
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Two piece clear glass 'turtle' shaped infant feeding bottle (a) with separate clear glass screw (b) with centre hole for rubber tube, tube missing; squared off bottom with angled neck threaded to receive screw; visible mould line around edges; embossed lines to indicate mesurements in tablespoons up to 18; front flat area with circular embossed product name.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - screw
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on feeder: "THE PRINCESS OF WALES FEEDING BOTTLE // MADE IN ENGLAND // TABLESPOONS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
a - 13.7 cm
b - 3.1 cm
Width
a - 10.0 cm
Depth
a - 7.5 cm
Diameter
b - 3.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents Book Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E. M. Allison, 1997.; American Collectors of Infant Feeders
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
The design of glass baby feeding bottles from 1860-1900 were hard to clean due to the glass screw or cork closures and long rubber tubes ending with rubber teats. This bottle design allowed the infant to self-feed.
This innovation freed the mother from the hassle and discomfort of nursing and wearing a nursing corset, and allowed her the opportunity to tend to her other chores (this was particularly useful for those members of the middle to lower classes who needed to work). A contributing factor to the deadly growth of bacteria throughout the bottle design was that these bottles were not sterilized, only washed every two or three weeks.
This lack of sanitation allowed for deadly bacteria to flourish, and lead to doctors condemning the use of these bottles – now nicknamed ‘Murder Bottles’ – as they contributed to the high infant mortality rates of the late 1800s (only two out of ten babies would survived until two years of age).
Exhibit History
On display for exhibit "Gananoque 150" L-2017-6 at Arthur Child Heritage Museum; 24 April 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
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Carnrick's Soluble Food bottle

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.280
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a medium-wide neck; sealed metal pry-off cap; paper label; full of a white powder.
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Accession Number
1980.18.280
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a medium-wide neck; sealed metal pry-off cap; paper label; full of a white powder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Reed and Carnrick
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: yellow
paper: yellow; orange; brown
powder: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "CARNRICK'S // SOLUBLE // FOOD // [picture of baby] // PREPARED // BY // REED & CARNRICK // PRICE [illeg.] 50¢"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 13.7 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label torn; #2: some small losses to paper label along top and bottom edges; label discoloured; lid appears to be sealed with a varnish-like substance.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Carnrick's Soluble Food bottle

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Dates
1893
circa 1893
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.281
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a medium-wide neck; sealed metal pry-off cap; paper label; full of a white powder.
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Accession Number
1980.18.281
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a medium-wide neck; sealed metal pry-off cap; paper label; full of a white powder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Reed & Carnrick
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1893
circa 1893
Date Remarks
Patent date printed on label.
Material
glass: clear
metal: yellow
paper: yellow; orange; brown
powder: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "CARNRICK'S // SOLUBLE // FOOD // [picture of baby] // PREPARED // BY // REED & CARNRICK // PRICE [illeg.] 50¢"; embossed on bottle: "Reed & Carnrick New York Pat 2 July 11th 1893 2"; label printed in two languages, one of which is English.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 13.6 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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infant feeding bottle

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
016001062
Description
Clear glass torpedo boat shaped feeding or infant bottle with cork stuck in raised thick circular opening; one closed squared off end and small narrow opening to affix a rubber teat; missing teat; micro bubbles visable in glass with several larger bubbles.
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Accession Number
016001062
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Food, Formulated
Infant Care
Infant Nutrition
Description
Clear glass torpedo boat shaped feeding or infant bottle with cork stuck in raised thick circular opening; one closed squared off end and small narrow opening to affix a rubber teat; missing teat; micro bubbles visable in glass with several larger bubbles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B3
Length
22.3 cm
Width
7.3 cm
Height
6.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cork dried out and stuck fast in opening
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents Book
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997. "Down Bros. Ltd. Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances" by Down Bros. Ltd., London, 1906, p. 1363 similar to item #6031 Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
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infant milk bottle

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1991.4.1
Description
Clear cylindrical moulded glass cow milk bottle with embossed inscriptions on two sides; graduated from 8 to 1 with 1/2-oz. marks; opening at one end with wide lip and circular base at opposite end; mould lines and seed bubbles visible.
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Accession Number
1991.4.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Infant Food
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Household Products
Hospitalization
Child Nutrition
Infant Nutrition
Description
Clear cylindrical moulded glass cow milk bottle with embossed inscriptions on two sides; graduated from 8 to 1 with 1/2-oz. marks; opening at one end with wide lip and circular base at opposite end; mould lines and seed bubbles visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. F. Weinberg.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
1911 Hospital for Sick Children Annual Report
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "HOSPITAL // FOR SICK CHILDREN // TORONTO // PASTEURIZED MILK" and on the other side, "OUNCES" with graduations.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
17.1 cm
Diameter
5.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Dec. 6, 2016: cloudy, abraded area on top surface above "HOSPITAL"; a few bubbles / flaws in glass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://scans.library.utoronto.ca/pdf/4/1/36reporthospital00hospuoft/36reporthospital00hospuoft.pdf
http://heritagetoronto.org/milk-pasteurization-at-sick-kids/
Research Facts
Bought by donor from a workman who found this bottle and several others in a waste site while excavating for building the Sky Dome in the late 1980s.
Hospital for Sick Children Toronto supplied pasteurized cow milk to mothers at its clinic / entrance at Elizabeth and College Streets, ca. 1910-1915. "THE MILK SUPPLY. The Pasteurization Plant has now been in complete working order for the past two years, all milk used being scientifically pasteurized in our Laboratory. During the year 72 gallons of milk were daily pasteurized for in-patients and 602 bottles of baby food prepared for outside babies—a daily average of 60 babies. The milk used in the Hospital for the patients and the staff is all pasteurized." From 1911 Annual Report
See Heritage Toronto article regarding bottles produced by the Hospital for Sick Chldren. John Ross Robertson, benefactor of the Hospital, announced he would build a pasteurization plant for the Hospital in 1908. In 1909 a temporary location was set up on Elizabeth Street, The purpose-built facility at 54 LaPlante Ave. opened in January 1914. Milk was dispensed to the public and bottles were returned (the Hospital had its own bottles, and to encourage their return, the bottoms were rounded, making it impossible to stand them up). In April 1914, Toronto passed a law requiring all milk to be pasteurized. The Hospital for Sick Children stopped most pasteurization operations by 1928.
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female pills bottle

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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002043 a-b
Description
Empty short rectangular transparent amber glass bottle tapered at neck with compressed brown paper around wood form used as closure; tan paper label included manufacturer's and product name, decorative frame, with a logo of a lion, a unicorn, a crest and a crown.
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Accession Number
014002043 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Abortion, Induced
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty short rectangular transparent amber glass bottle tapered at neck with compressed brown paper around wood form used as closure; tan paper label included manufacturer's and product name, decorative frame, with a logo of a lion, a unicorn, a crest and a crown.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Job Moses, Sir J. Clarke
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: tan, brown
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “JOB MOSES, // SIR J. CLARKE'S // FEMALE // PILLS”; embossed on sides: "JOB // MOSES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed shows minor wear, surface with grime and stains; paper stopper is brittle and frayed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOB-MOSES-1870-EARLY-ABORTION-PILL-BOTTLE-SIR-JAMES-CLARKES-FEMALE-PILLS-/251793323718; CD #6
Research Facts
This bottle would have contained the Great English Remedy Sir James Clarke's Celebrated Female Pills or used as an early abortion pill. It was the 19th century way of having an abortion in the privacy of your own home. The bottle actually came with a pamphlet warning the pills "should not be taken during the first three months of pregnancy, as they are sure to bring on miscarriage". This basically told females, this will give you a miscarriage to get rid of your baby during the first three months. It's main active ingredient was Oil of Savin which was used for a long time to procure an abortion. It was also advertised "To married ladies the medicine is peculiarly suited. It will in a short time bring on the Monthly Period with great regularity." It was noted as early as 1857 that this was an "abortion pill" and many deaths to the women were attributed to it. There were also many court cases as well. The disclaimer "not to be taken during the first three months" was said to protect the proprietor from any wrongdoing. The proprietor used Job Moses as a agent in the United States and said his labels would be affixed to a bottle that read JOB MOSES.
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Mellin's Food for Infants bottle

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.285
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders, a wide neck, and a metal screw-on cap; contains a white powder.
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Accession Number
1980.18.285
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Home Nursing
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders, a wide neck, and a metal screw-on cap; contains a white powder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Mellin's Food Co. of North America
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: aqua
metal: grey
organic matter: white
Inscriptions
Embossed with: "Mellin's Food Co. Boston, U.S. Small Size"; embossed on bottom: "W13"; lid labelled: "For the Baby Mellins Food For Infants"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Lid is rusted.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Playtex Disposable Nurser trial kit

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1987.12.1 a-g
Description
Rectangular cardboard box for a Playtex Disposable Nurser (g) contains semi-opaque hollow clear plastic holder (a), brown latex rubber nipple (b), plastic cap (c), plastic nipple retainer ring (d), sealed clear plastic bag with ten clear plastic bottle liners (e), six panel instruction sheet in Eng…
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Accession Number
1987.12.1 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Feeding Methods
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Description
Rectangular cardboard box for a Playtex Disposable Nurser (g) contains semi-opaque hollow clear plastic holder (a), brown latex rubber nipple (b), plastic cap (c), plastic nipple retainer ring (d), sealed clear plastic bag with ten clear plastic bottle liners (e), six panel instruction sheet in English and French (f); holder had graduated measuremements in red ink for ounces and ml and bilingual instructions; cap fits into base of holder and also over top; nipple is 'Natural Action' design is patterned after natural nipple; pre-sterilized disposable bottle liners; box has bilingual text about information of contents.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - holder
b - nipple
c - cap
d - retainer ring
e - bag of liners
f - instructions
g - box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Museum purchase.
Maker
Playtex Limited
Site Made (City)
Malton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Date Remarks
Purchased in 1987
Material
paper: white
ink: red; blue; tan
rubber: brown
plastic: transparent, semi-transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on cardboard box: "playtex // Baby Nurser // Trial Kit // Better for Baby ... // Most Like Mother // NEW IMPROVED // EASIER TO USE // TWIST-ON SYSTEM // Contains: // 1 Snug Fitting Cap // 1 Nipple Retainer Ring // 1 Natural Action Nipple // 10 227 ml (8 oz) // Pre-Sterilized // Disposable // Bottle Liners // 1 See-Thru Holder // Instruction Booklet // Contains one complete Playtex Nurser unit - // all that you need to begin feeding your baby // with the Platex Disposable Nurser System"; on inside of nipple: "PLAYTEX INFANT SIZE 135"; on side of holder: "DO NOT MICROWAVE OR BOIL // same in French // playtex // oz. 1 through 7 // ml 50 100 150 200"; headings on instructions: "Before you use your // new Playtex Nurser, // let's look at the system // to see how the parts // work together // To Clean Parts // Dispensing Instructions // How to use your // Playtex Disposable // Nurser // To Warm Formula, remove cap and either:"; on flap on box: "KEEP THIS NOTICE: Replace nipples when the // nipple diameter becomes // larger than this hole. // To measure, insert nipple // tip in hole. A worn nipple will // not fit into the hole easily
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a – holder – Height 14.7 cm x Diam. 5.9 cm
b – nipple – Height 3.0 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
c – cap – Height 2.7 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
d - retainer ring - Height 1.8 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
e - bag of liners – Length 12.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm
f - instructions - Length 58.7 Ccm x Depth 10.2 cm
g – box - Length 17.5 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 6.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Tear in top flap of box
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
2016: http://www.playtexbaby.com/articles/playtexinnovations; 1987
Research Facts
2016: According to the website www.playtexbaby.com website, Playtex introduced the disposable bottle system in 1960.
1987: Contemporary objects related to infant feeding purchased by the Museum to bring the collection of infant feeding equipment up to date; this is a new infant-feeding system, patented in 1977, which has the following features: disposable, pre-sterilized bags to contain the feed; a differently shaped nipple "patterned after nature"; collapsible bags described as reducing air intake by the infant.
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Brecht infant feeder

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Dates
1950
1960
1950-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1991.14.2 a-b
Description
Brecht infant feeder consisting of clear glass tube with shaped points at both ends to attach pull-on brown latex nipple at one end and a black rubber squeeze bulb at the other; with original cardboard box printed with brand information.
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Accession Number
1991.14.2 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Description
Brecht infant feeder consisting of clear glass tube with shaped points at both ends to attach pull-on brown latex nipple at one end and a black rubber squeeze bulb at the other; with original cardboard box printed with brand information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - infant feeder b - box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Ontario Medical Association via Jane Buzza.
Maker
Rigo
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
1950-1960
Material
glass: transparent
rubber: tan; black
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top side of box: ""Rigo" BRECHT INFANT FEEDER // For administering food to babies not strong enough to feed naturally // Capacity approximately 1 1/4 ounce". Printed on one side of box: "Rigo BRECHT INFANT FEEDER // For feeding premature and weakly infants // Fitted with pure Latex Nippler (small size - one hole) // Soft rubber bulb to ensure gentle flow". Printed on other side of box: "FOR THE NORMAL BABY // The Rigo Improved Nipple and the Rigo // Nurser provide the best feeding combination"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
a - 20.0 cm b - 20.8 cm
Width
b - 3.9 cm
Depth
b - 3.6 cm
Diameter
a - 2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Original box flaps missing and replaced with custom fitted removable cardboard flaps
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Research Facts
Researching origin of the name "Brecht Feeder": It appears to refer to the use of a syringe-like tube, with attached nipple at one end and valve at the other. Found one reference with "Brecht" as a registered trademark, which may mean it refers to the tubing itself.
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Dates
1960
1990
circa 1960-1990
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Nursing
Accession Number
016001015
Description
Clear glass invalid feeder in shape of bottle turned on side, handle underneath the spout; minor surface texturing; back of feeder is embossed country of origin; thick circular open handle; spout pointing straight ahead; spout and handle opening is part of body.
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Accession Number
016001015
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Home Health Nursing
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories
MM= Feeding Dish
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Clear glass invalid feeder in shape of bottle turned on side, handle underneath the spout; minor surface texturing; back of feeder is embossed country of origin; thick circular open handle; spout pointing straight ahead; spout and handle opening is part of body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1960
1990
circa 1960-1990
Material
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
16.3 cm
Width
6.3 cm
Height
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E. M. Allison, 1997.
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
Invalid feeders’ also known as sick cups are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably depending on the market they are targeting.
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Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Urology
Nursing
Accession Number
016001064
Description
Oval-shaped clear glass hollow bottle with a flat bottom, handle on top and an extended neck that flares upwards at the side and oval-shaped, pinched, flared lip; with visible seams on body.
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Accession Number
016001064
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Urology
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Urea -- urine
Nursing Care
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- urinal
Description
Oval-shaped clear glass hollow bottle with a flat bottom, handle on top and an extended neck that flares upwards at the side and oval-shaped, pinched, flared lip; with visible seams on body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Material
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007 0007-N1-4
Length
28.3 cm
Width
12.2 cm
Height
14.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents Book
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997. "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," by George P. Pilling & Son Co., Philadelphia, 1932, p. 323 (similar to item # P23712) Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
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